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Thread poster: Gabriela Nikolova

Gabriela Nikolova  Identity Verified
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Mar 26, 2009

Hi All,

Bosnian, Croatian and Macedonian forums are without a moderator or am I wrong? The following appears under each of them: "There is no moderator assigned specifically to this forum". I think Said Kaljanac was moderating these forums, so please can someone explain what's going on?

Thanks,
Gabriela


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writeaway  Identity Verified

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It probably means he resigned Mar 26, 2009

Hi.
From what I've seen, not every Moderator who resigns opens an announcement thread in the public forums. They simply resign.


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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 17:54
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Said may have been out of touch Mar 26, 2009

Hi Gabriela,

I checked in with Jared and it seems that the forums you ask about may be a special case. Said seems to have simply been out of touch. I am not sure, but it may be that you see his name there again shortly.

By the way, to others who may have had a similar question concerning other forums or KudoZ pairs, there have been two key changes to the moderator program recently. When provided with the option of considering the changes and accepting or not accepting them, a number of moderators chose to leave the program. Others have resigned recently (at what amounted to an opportunity for reassessment), for reasons having nothing to do with the recent changes.

In any case, there are now a number of forums and pairs without moderators. The plan is to begin filling gaps in the coming weeks.


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Gabriela Nikolova  Identity Verified
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Thanks Mar 26, 2009

Hi Henry,

Thank you very much for your explanation. I hope that we'll see his name again.


Gabriela


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bergazy  Identity Verified
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Volunteer work for "business community" is not appealing Mar 27, 2009

Henry D wrote:

Others have resigned recently (at what amounted to an opportunity for reassessment), for reasons having nothing to do with the recent changes.

In any case, there are now a number of forums and pairs without moderators. The plan is to begin filling gaps in the coming weeks.



Dear Henry

what is the main advantage of being moderator on some money making website for free, spending hours earning nothing? And time is money, don't you agree?

BR


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Henry Dotterer
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bergazy wrote:
... what is the main advantage of being moderator on some money making website for free, spending hours earning nothing? And time is money, don't you agree?

The moderator program is described here: http://www.proz.com/?sp=info/team&ssp=team&sssp=moderators

By the way, that page will be updated somewhat, to reflect the revised nature of the program.


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bergazy  Identity Verified
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Professional volunteers Mar 27, 2009

Henry D wrote:

bergazy wrote:
... what is the main advantage of being moderator on some money making website for free, spending hours earning nothing? And time is money, don't you agree?

The moderator program is described here: http://www.proz.com/?sp=info/team&ssp=team&sssp=moderators

By the way, that page will be updated somewhat, to reflect the revised nature of the program.


Hi Henry

it is clear that moderators are volunteers but at the same time:

they must "exhibit professionalism."

"- Contribute to and protect the professional and welcoming environment of ProZ.com."
"- Work in accordance with the ProZ.com Professional Guidelines, onsite and off."

At last:
"- Refuse to accept advantages over non-moderators in terms of deriving career benefits from the site."

So, moderators are non-professionals with professional duties. At the same time, they have advantages (?) but they should refuse to accept them.


Thanks
BR




[Edited at 2009-03-27 14:41 GMT]

[Edited at 2009-03-27 14:45 GMT]


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Jared Tabor
Local time: 18:54
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Volunteers who are professional Mar 27, 2009

Hello bergazy,

I'm not sure why you state


So, moderators are non-professionals with professional duties.


Moderators are professionals as well. "Exhibit professionalism" refers to carrying out moderator activities in a professional manner.


At the same time, they have advantages (?) but they should refuse to accept them.


There are advantages to being a moderator for some. It is not something everyone may find appealing, and that is fine. Those who do volunteer do so, very often, because they want to give something back to the community.

"Refuse to accept advantages over non-moderators in terms of deriving career benefits from the site" refers to acting in a professional manner. A moderator would not use the position of moderator to gain unfair advantage over non-moderators.

Best regards,

Jared


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